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New Accession Training Program Gets EB!

FY-22 Navy Enlistment Bonus Feb Update 2

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Published: February 23, 2022
Updated: February 23, 2022

Navy Recruiting Command released its sixth Enlistment Bonus (EB) message for Fiscal Year 2022. The effective date is February 23, 2022. The new EB message supersedes the EB guidance effective February 13, 2022.

Nothing changed for those entering the active duty Navy in this update, but there is big news nonetheless! Various ratings in the Navy Reserve Program New Accession Training (NAT) has been added to those eligible for the Enlistment Bonus for Shipping!

New Accession Training (NAT) is designed to reduce critical Navy Reserve Selected Reserve (SELRES) manning shortfalls. NAT is not an authorized enlistment option for prior service veterans or members of any RC. The only exception is for applicants that have served in the armed forces, but were released from such service before completing the basic training requirements of the armed force of which the person was a member and their service was characterized as either honorable or uncharacterized. Enlistment in the NAT program is for a period of eight years with six years in SELRES status and the final two years in the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR). See your local recruiter for more details about the New Accession Training Program!

Current Enlistment Bonus Status

Enlistment Bonus for Source Rate (EBSR): Authorized (see chart below).
Enlistment Bonus for Physical Screening Test (EBPST): Not authorized.
Enlistment Bonus for Physical Fitness Assessment (EBPFA): Not authorized.
Enlistment Bonus for High School (EBHS): Not authorized.
Enlistment Bonus for College Credit (EBCC): Not authorized.
Enlistment Bonus for Shipping (EBSHP): Authorized (see Active Duty and Reserve charts below).
Loan Repayment Program (LRP) Policy: Not authorized.

Enlistment Bonus for Source Rate (EBSR)

For any Future Sailors initially classified or reclassified on or after February 23, 2022 into the following ratings would be eligible for the Enlistment Bonus for Source Rate (EBSR).

Navy Enlistment Bonus Ratings*
Rating Ship Month FY EB Notes
AIRR-ATF Oct-Sep Any $24,000 3,6
CTI-ATF Oct-Sep Any $15,000 5
CTN-ATF Oct-Sep Any $5,000 2
EOD-ATF Oct-Sep Any $18,000 5,6
HM-ATF Oct-Sep Any $18,000 2
ITS-ATF Oct-Sep Any $15,000 2
MMS-5YO Oct-Sep Any $10,000 2
MT-AEF Oct-Sep Any $5,000 2
Nuke Oct-Sep Any $38,000 1
SB-ATF Oct-Sep Any $18,000 4,6
SECF-5YO Oct-Sep Any $15,000 2

If a Service Member is reclassified while attending training (boot-camp or “A” school), the Enlistment Bonus for Source Rate (EBSR) bonus amount is determined by the current effective message.

EBSR Notes:

  1. See OPNAVINST 1160.9A, THE EB PROGRAM INSTRUCTION, for payment guidance.
  2. EBSR earned and payable upon graduation from “A” or “C” school.
  3. For Navy aviation rescue swimmer (AIRR) advance technical field (ATF), payment occurs after graduation from Naval Aircrew Candidate School (NACCS), “A” school, Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) training, and after arrival at first permanent duty station.
  4. For Special Warfare Boat Operator (SB) ATF, the payment occurs following graduation from the crewman qualification training (CQT).
  5. For Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician (EOD) ATF, payment occurs following EOD “A” school. For Cryptologic Technician Interpretive (CTI) ATF, payment occurs following Language “A” school and first duty station qualification training in the designated language.
  6. Must have earned the rating Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) and have a security clearance.

Enlistment Bonus for Shipping

Active Component recruits listed below are eligible for Enlistment Bonus for Shipping (EBSHP) in these months in FY22 in accordance with associated notes (listed below chart). $4,000 EBSHP is awarded to any newly classified applicant scheduled to ship in February through May 2022 or any Future Sailor (FS) currently in Delayed Entry Program (DEP) with a scheduled shipping date of June 1, 2022 or later that rolls in or reclassifies into February through May. Any newly classified applicant scheduled to ship in February or March 2022 or FS scheduled to ship in April through September 2022 that rolls in to ship in February or March 2022 in the below ratings is authorized a $4,000 EBSHP plus a $10,000 EBSHP, totaling an EBSHP amount of $14,000. For example, a newly contracted applicant who enters the DEP and is scheduled to ship May 1, 2022 as a Air Traffic Controller is authorized a $4,000 EBSHP. A FS currently in DEP with a scheduled shipping date of May 1, 2022 as an Hospital Corpsman ATF who rolls in to ship in February or March 2022 will be authorized a $14,000 EBSHP. Any future Sailor in DEP scheduled to ship on or after June 1, 2022 that rolls in to ship during February through May is authorized a $4,000 EBSHP or a $14,000 EBSHP if they ship in February or March in a rating authorized an accelerated EBSHP amount.

Navy Active Duty EBSHP Amounts*
Program Ship Months FY EBSHP NOTES
AECF-AEF Feb-Mar 2022 $14,000 (1,2)
AIRR-ATF Feb-Mar 2022 $14,000 (1,2)
AV-5YO Feb-Mar 2022 $14,000 (1,2)
CSS-5YO Feb-Mar 2022 $14,000 (1,2)
CTI-ATF Feb-Mar 2022 $14,000 (1,2)
CTM-AEF Feb-Mar 2022 $14,000 (1,2)
CTN-ATF Feb-Mar 2022 $14,000 (1,2)
CTT-AEF Feb-Mar 2022 $14,000 (1,2)
CTT-SG Feb-Mar 2022 $14,000 (1,2)
EOD-ATF Feb-Mar 2022 $14,000 (1,2)
HM-ATF Feb-Mar 2022 $14,000 (1,2)
HMDH-SG Feb-Mar 2022 $14,000 (1,2)
IT-ATF Feb-Mar 2022 $14,000 (1,2)
IT-SG Feb-Mar 2022 $14,000 (1,2)
ITS-ATF Feb-Mar 2022 $14,000 (1,2)
MMS-5YO Feb-Mar 2022 $14,000 (1,2)
MN-SG Feb-Mar 2022 $14,000 (1,2)
MT-AEF Feb-Mar 2022 $14,000 (1,2)
ND-ATF Feb-Mar 2022 $14,000 (1,2)
NUKE Feb-Mar 2022 $14,000 (1,2)
RP-SG Feb-Mar 2022 $14,000 (1,2)
SB-ATF Feb-Mar 2022 $14,000 (1,2)
SECF-5YO Feb-Mar 2022 $14,000 (1,2)
SO-ATF Feb-Mar 2022 $14,000 (1,2)
STG-5YO Feb-Mar 2022 $14,000 (1,2)
STG-AEF Feb-Mar 2022 $14,000 (1,2)
Any Feb-May 2022 $4,000 (1,2)
Navy Reserve EBSHP Amounts*
Rating Program Ship Months FY EBSHP NOTES
AIRC NAT Feb-Jun 2022 $4,000 (1,3)
CTR NAT Feb-Jun 2022 $4,000 (1,3)
CTT NAT Feb-Jun 2022 $4,000 (1,3)
EA NAT Feb-Jun 2022 $4,000 (1,3)
HM NAT Feb-Jun 2022 $4,000 (1,3)
IS NAT Feb-Jun 2022 $4,000 (1,3)
IT NAT Feb-Jun 2022 $4,000 (1,3)
MN NAT Feb-Jun 2022 $4,000 (1,3)
RP NAT Feb-Jun 2022 $4,000 (1,3)

EBSHP Notes:

Note 1: Eligibility for EBSHP only exists while the Future Sailor is in Delayed Entry Program. EBSHP is earned and payable upon graduation of Recruit Training Command and may not be recouped due to reclassification or separation.
Note 2: Newly contracted Active Duty applicants as well as Active Duty Future Sailors currently scheduled to ship in June–September who reclassify or roll into the shipping months of February through May are eligible for the Active Duty bonuses(s) listed above. Future Sailors scheduled to ship February through May on the effective date of this message are not eligible for EBSHP. The only exceptions are the following:

  • Reclassifications: If the Future Sailor reclassifies into one of the specified ratings listed at $14,000 in the specific shipping month(s) listed, they are eligible.
  • Roll ins: If a Future Sailor is scheduled to ship in one of the specified ratings eligible to earn $14,000 EBSHP but have a shipping date of April or later, they must roll into February or March to be eligible for the $14,000.

Note 3: Newly contracted Reserve applicants as well as Reserve Future Sailors currently scheduled to ship in July–September who reclassify or roll into the shipping months of February through June are eligible for the Reserve bonuses(s) listed above. Future Sailors scheduled to ship February through June on the effective date of this message are not eligible for EBSHP. The only exceptions are the following:

  • Reclassifications: If the Future Sailor reclassifies into one of the specified ratings listed at $4,000 in the specific shipping month(s) listed, they are eligible.
  • Roll ins: If a Future Sailor is scheduled to ship in one of the specified Reserve ratings eligible to earn $4,000 EBSHP but have a shipping date of July or later, they must roll into February or June to be eligible for the $4,000.

Prior Service members, either Navy or Other Services, re-enlisting into active duty are eligible for bonuses. They must enter active duty in pay grade E-4 or below, meet specific bonus eligibility and did not receive a bonus in their first enlistment.

With the military base pay and allowances (if eligible — BAH, etc.), billet pay (Sea Pay, Sub Pay, Hazardous Duty, Flight Pay, etc.), 30 days leave, Tuition Assistance, medical and dental benefits for the entire family, etc., your first few years of service could net a greater level of compensation never before experienced for those serving. This should be at least enough incentive to call your local recruiter for more information!



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